The New York Giants are 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS in their last four games against the Atlanta Falcons and will look to improve on that mark when they visit the Falcons this Sunday at the Georgia Dome.
Big Blue has also won 7 straight visits to Atlanta, while the Falcons own a 10-game SU home winning streak.
The total has gone UNDER in seven of New York's last eight road games and five of Atlanta's last six home games. It has also gone UNDER in seven of the last eight meetings between these two teams.
The visitors opened as 1-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark (including BetOnline), while the total was hovering around 51.5 at most shops. It had been bet down to PK by Thursday at 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Falcons sit at No. 13 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Giants are at No. 12 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Giants will win this game 32-30.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 8-ranked offense (25.9 PPG) against a Giants defense that ranks No. 8 at 20.8 PPG. The Falcons passing attack has averaged 289.2 yards per game, more than the Giants give up through the air (252.8 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Giants feature the league's No. 10-rated road run defense, allowing 105.5 yards per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, ranks No. 26 in rushing offense at home.
The Giants were a 52-27 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Saints. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (79) made winners of OVER bettors. Eli Manning dusted the Saints secondary for 4 TDs last time out as the Giants defeated New Orleans 52-27 at MetLife Stadium.
In their last action, Atlanta was a 30-20 loser on the road against the Panthers. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (50) was profitable news for OVER bettors. In Atlanta's last outing, Matt Ryan threw for 342 yards in a losing cause against the Panthers, 30-20 at Bank of America Stadium.
New York Giants Trends:
When playing in December are 5-5
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 8-2
Atlanta Falcons Trends:
When playing in December are 6-4
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing outside the division are 9-1
A few Giants at Falcons trends to consider:
NY Giants are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the NY Giants last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the NY Giants last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the NY Giants last 8 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against NY Giants
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing NY Giants
Atlanta is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
NY Giants at Baltimore, Sunday, December 23
Atlanta at Detroit, Saturday, December 22